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  • Published: 18 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781405966689
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $22.99


The penultimate book in the Plated Prisoner Series - the TikTok dark fantasy phenomenon that has sold over half a million copies worldwide

Every end is also a beginning.

I was going to die. If it weren’t for Slade, I would have. But he ripped the world open for me and I went through it.

To Annwyn.

To home.

Annwyn is the realm of the fae, a magical place full of beauty and danger.

Here, I am known as Lyäri Ulvêre – the golden one gone.

And there are people in this world who want to keep me that way.

But I am not that girl in the gilded cage anymore, and no one is going to use me again. Or stop me from finding my way back to Slade.

I am my own woman. And I will find him.

In this world, or the next.

  • Published: 18 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781405966689
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $22.99

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About the author

Raven Kennedy

Raven Kennedy is a California girl born and raised, whose love for books pushed her into creating her own worlds. The Plated Prisoner Series, a dark fantasy romance, has already sold in over a dozen countries and is a #1 international bestseller with over 1 million copies sold to date. It was inspired by the myth of King Midas and a woman's journey with finding her own strength. Her debut series was a romcom fantasy about a cupid looking for love of her own. She has since gone on to write in a range of genres. Whether she makes you laugh or cry, or whether the series is about a cupid or a gold-touched woman living in King Midas's gilded castle, she hopes to create characters that readers can root for. The Plated Prisoner series is being adapted for series by Peter Guber's Mandalay Television.

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Praise for Gold

Praise for The Plated Prisoner Series


This series has stolen my heart, my breath, my regard for anything else. I've never been so immersed in a story before-never read characters that have felt so real. I've cried, laughed, screamed, thrown my kindle across the room, picked it up again, swooned . . . These characters, this WORLD . . . it's everything. Raven has written a story for the ages, destined to go down as one of the epics

Sarah A Parker, author of To Bleed a Crystal Bloom

Raven writes with a magic that comes to life on the page. Every single word gleams like gold

Beck Michaels, author of Divine Blood

This is one of those series that started off phenomenal, and only gets better with every subsequent book.

Laura Thalassa, author of The Bargainer Series

Get ready to be enthralled from the first word, and begging for more by the last. Raven Kennedy crafts an astonishing world that's filled with captivating characters and a story you won't be able to put down

Ivy Asher, bestselling author of The Osseous Chronicles and The Lost Sentinel Series

This series is amazing and I can't recommend it enough. It is one of the best New Adult Fantasy books out there.

Kay Thatcher, author of Prince of Blades

TEN GILDED STARS! Remarkably original . . .and the prose, people . . . gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous

Olivia Wildenstein, USA Today Bestselling Author

An emotional rollercoaster

Elizabeth Brown, author of Blood Crown

What I've enjoyed so far about this series is how it's a metaphor about real, emotional issues

Day Leitao, author of Kingdom of Curses and Shadows Series

I devoured [the] first book and it ended on such a nice cliff-hanger that I am thirsting for the next one

Emmie Hamilton, author of Chosen to Fall

An emotional rollercoaster of a book that brings vivid and layered characters into a magical realm. The world building and pace is intricate and fast, this is a book you will race through


The angst. The heartbreak. The trauma. Slade's descent into his true villain era is everything. The combination of exquisite writing, magical characters, and an epic plot makes Plated Prisoner is my go-to romantasy recommendation for everyone I talk to, and Raven does it again with Gold.

Nisha J. Tuli, bestselling author of Trial of the Sun Queen

This series is the gift that keeps on giving. Gold is an immaculate continuation of the Plated Prisoner series, full of breathtaking twists and heart-wrenching revelations. Raven’s writing never fails to transcend the page, puppeteering each word into a motion picture in my mind. The only problem is I NEVER want to leave. So much beauty … So much growth … So much chest-battering pain … I wish I could read it for the first time all over again.

Sarah A Parker, bestselling author of When the Moon Hatched, and the Crystal Bloom series

Gold is more than just a story of our beloved gold touched girl but a story of survival, determination and love that transcends worlds. A must read for anyone who loves a villain who will stop at nothing for the one he loves and a woman who will show the world nothing can break her.

Amber Nicole, author of Gods & Monsters series

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The Plated Prisoner Series (Gild, Glint and Gleam) by Raven Kennedy

Gild is first book in The Plated Prisoner - the 44M view Tik Tok Fantasy phenomenon. It follows Auren - the woman King Midas turned to gold - as she escapes the King and faces fearsome enemies, and her own demons, to find her voice. Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/gild-the-plated-prisoner-series-vol-1-9781405955003